West Philadelphia Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

West Philadelphia Population Demographics top

Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 204,612 0.2%
Male Population 93,894 1.2%
Female Population 110,718 -0.6%
Male Population 45.89 %
Female Population 54.11 %
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 32.9 -3.0%
Citizen US Born 181,957 0.3%
Citizen not US Born 9,857 -0.4%
Not Citizen 12,797 0.2%
Citizen US Born 88.93 %
Citizen not US Born 4.82 %
Not Citizen 6.25 %
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2,076 -4.1%
Moved from Same Country 19,290 -3.2%
Moved from Same State 5,015 -3.3%
Moved from Different State 6,237 3.7%
Same House as Last Year 169,966 0.9%
Moved from Abroad 1.02 %
Moved from Same Country 9.52 %
Moved from Same State 2.48 %
Moved from Different State 3.08 %
Same House as Last Year 83.9 %

Occupational Employment in West Philadelphia top

Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 69,569 3.9%
Blue Collar 11,140 1.8%
White Collar 86.2 %
Blue Collar 13.8 %
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 2,948 -4.9%
Private Companies 53,102 5.3%
Governmental Workers 10,648 -3.4%
Not for Profit Companies 14,011 4.9%
Self Employees 3.65 %
Private Companies 65.79 %
Governmental Workers 13.19 %
Not for Profit Companies 17.36 %

Number of Households in West Philadelphia top

Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 73,325 0.6%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.4%
Family Households 36,328 1.7%
Non-family Households 36,997 -0.4%
Family Households 49.54 %
Non-family Households 50.46 %
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 19,502 1.3%
Households without Children 53,824 0.4%
Households with Children 26.6 %
Households without Children 73.4 %

Median and Average Income in West Philadelphia top

Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $50,030.43 4.3%
Median Household Income $34,579.00 3.7%
People below Poverty Level 59,705 -2.8%
People above Poverty Level 125,080 2.2%

Housing in West Philadelphia top

Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 88,893 0.9%
Median Year Built 1948 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 44,625 -1.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 10,868 -4.6%
Built between 1950 and 1959 10,643 3.4%
Built between 1960 and 1969 6,989 5.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 5,040 23.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 2,591 -2.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 3,258 -10.0%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,727 -2.2%
Built in 2010 or Later 3,151 30.9%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 73,325 0.6%
Owner Occupied 31,794 0.7%
Renter Occupied 41,531 0.6%
Owner Occupied 43.36 %
Renter Occupied 56.64 %
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 17,154 0.0%
Without Mortgage 14,639 1.4%
Median Value with Mortgage $142,700.00 4.2%
Median Value without Mortgage $97,400.00 9.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $930.00 0.9%
With Mortgage 53.96 %
Without Mortgage 46.04 %

West Philadelphia Education Statistics top

Y-o-Y Change
No High School 3,581 -12.7%
Some High School 62,631 -1.5%
Some College 34,638 -0.1%
Associate Degree 7,578 -6.0%
Bachelor's Degree 22,315 4.9%
No High School 2.74 %
Some High School 47.9 %
Some College 26.49 %
Associate Degree 5.8 %
Bachelor's Degree 17.07 %
Graduate Degree 0 %

Marital Status in West Philadelphia top

Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 104,395 0.8%
Married 37,265 -1.0%
Separated 5,695 -2.8%
Widowed 10,236 -3.3%
Divorced 14,650 -1.5%
Never Married 60.61 %
Married 21.64 %
Separated 3.31 %
Widowed 5.94 %
Divorced 8.51 %

Means of Transport to Work in West Philadelphia top

Y-o-Y Change
Car 34,174 1.8%
Bus or TrolleyBus 20,586 1.2%
Railroad 1,105 -23.9%
Ferryboat 15 -16.7%
Bicycle 1,787 5.1%
Motorcycle 21 -27.6%
TaxiCab 383 33.9%
Walk 10,099 11.2%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.

No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 19104 19131 19139 19143 19151

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West Philadelphia is an area in Philadelphia,Philadelphia County,Pennsylvania with a population of 204,612. There are 93,894 male residents living in West Philadelphia and 110,718 female residents. The total number of households is 73,325 with 2 people per household on average.The median age of the current population is 33 with 37,265 people being married and 134,976 being single.
The employment numbers show that there are 86.20% white collar employees and 13.80% blue collar employees in West Philadelphia..
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